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Construction Phase Risk Management

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June 13th & 20th

Discover the most common ways design professionals increase their risk during construction phase and how to mitigate them. Learn strategies for site visits, submittal review, request for substitutions, and dispute resolution. 

Strategies for Dispute Resolution


August 8th & 15th

In this comprehensive program, our expert panel will teach you valuable insights, strategies, and tools to effectively manage disputes and conflicts in order to foster smoother project outcomes and stronger client relationships.

Deal Makers & Deal Breakers: Build Your Go/No-Go System


October 9th & 16th

Join our exclusive workshop led by a top design attorney and seasoned risk manager. Learn the art of making informed Go/No-Go decisions when choosing your next project and create a custom framework for your firm.

Contract Review with Top A/E Attorney


December 2024 (Day/Time TBA)

Feel confident reviewing and negotiating your contracts. Top Attorney, Steve Litchfield will reveal his 3-2-1 review system and what clauses you should avoid. You'll even get to watch him redline a contract live!

The Instructors


Zach Waters

Zach is the CEO at Black Swan Risk Management. He has experience as a Risk Specialist and Insurance Broker for A/E firms across the country. His goal is to simplify the complexities of professional liability insurance and empower his clients to be proactive about dealing with unpredictable, potentially severe events in their business. He is also the Treasurer at The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco. Learn more!


Steve Litchfield

Steve is the Founder of Litchfield Law in Southern California. As an Attorney, he specializes in Contract and Construction law. He has represented a diverse group of clients, ranging from individuals starting their first business to multi-national corporations. He regularly gives presentations to Design Firms on comprehensive risk management and legislative framework developments. Learn more!

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